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Filamentive announces 100% recycled 3D printer filament made from PET plastic bottles

UK 3D printing filament brand Filamentive announced the release of ONE PET, a 100% recycled plastic filament made from post-consumer PET plastic bottle waste, in partnership with Tridea.

With a focus on sustainability, Filamentive is committed to greatly reduce the environmental impact of plastic in 3D printing. With an existing product portfolio of recycled materials - declared in accordance with ISO 14021 - the release of ONE PET signifies a tangible effort to reduce post-consumer plastic waste.

The release of ONE PET is the outcome of a partnership with like-minded Belgium recycling business, Tridea, whose mission is based on the premise that there is no such thing as waste. The two companies work together with local collectors, recyclers and manufacturers to transform plastic waste into 3D printer filament.

“In a world where less than 10% of plastic is recycled and in an industry where plastic is the material feedstock, we feel it is our duty to prioritise the use of recycled materials, and by working with Tridea, we are now making progress towards reducing post-consumer waste which has a considerable lower recycling rate than post-industrial waste streams”, said Ravi Toor, Founder & Managing Director of Filamentive.

“Tridea provides an innovative and wholly novel means of utilizing waste, allowing us to multiply the lifespan of consumables by considering its lifecycle pre-consumer-consumer-post-consumer,” commented Philippe Merillet, CEO & co-founder of Tridea.

According to Filamentive, ONE PET has been extensively tested for 3D printing applications - it is stiff and tough with excellent interlayer adhesion. Where regular PETg has a better impact resistance, ONE PET boasts superior technical properties such as tensile strength.

ONE PET filament (750g) is priced at £29.98 Incl. VAT and available in seven colours, in both 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters.

 

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190206-filamentive-announces-recycled-3d-printer-filament-made-from-pet-plastic-bottles.html

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